To further support families in distance learning, RIDE and the Governor’s office have created “RI Reads At Home: April Reading Challenge.” This team has challenged “all students in Rhode Island to read for at least 20-60 minutes every single day in the month of April.”
The recommendations for reading minutes by age level are as follows:
Pre-K and Kindergarteners read or are read to at least 20 minutes
Grades 1-3 read at least 30 minutes
Grades 4-5 read at least 45 minutes
Grades 6-12 at least 60 minutes
There are a number of tools that the state is providing so that families can track their reading minutes, and see what other families and remote classrooms are doing to keep kids reading:
You can log your reading minutes with RIDE here.
You can visit a library of online reading resources curated by RIDE here.
You can see or share photos with the hashtag “rireadsathome” on Facebook.
We are very grateful to partner with Reach Out and Read, the RI Center for the Book, and the RI Festival of Children’s Books and Authors in creating and distributing book bags to families all over Rhode Island, so that children can still have access to books. You can learn more about our Book Bag Project and help to build the library of a child by visiting here. You can support our project two ways: by donating to the bulk buying of new books to fill our bags, or by donating to a special fund that allows us to purchase directly from local book stores.